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HEIGHT APPS - 10.01.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of October! THEMES - 07.22.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Tortuga! By Akante. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 07.01.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of July! THEMES - 06.26.2018 There is a new theme available on the forum: Inaria! By Arkyls. Give her a shout if there are any issues. HEIGHT APPS - 04.11.2018 The Moderator Team is accepting Height Exception Requests for the month of April! NEW CHAT MODS - 04.10.2018 We are pleased to announce that Akante and Horsefeathers are our first Discord Chat Mods! NEW CDOS - 01.15.2018 We are pleased to announce that Kiri, Eclipse, and Nova are the new additions to the CDO Team!

REACH NEWS - 10.11.18 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Stoneclaw REACH NEWS - 10.01.2018 Tír na nÓg is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 09.27.2018 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Hireath REACH NEWS - 09.01.2018 Bacchus is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 08.12.2018 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Arcana REACH NEWS - 08.01.2018 Ayris is our new Reach Pack of the Month! REACH NEWS - 07.01.2018 Tortuga is our new Reach Pack of the Month! ALTERON NEWS - 06.21.2018 Alteron has new alphas! Cocytus, played by Huckle, Telana played by Waka, and Falco played by Corvo. REACH NEWS - 06.08.2018 Tortuga has an IC-Looting Event going on! Click here for more information: The Looters REACH NEWS - 06.06.2018 A new pack has been founded in the Reach: Ayris NARDIR NEWS - 06.06.2018 Mercury, played by EhwazAzi, has led Nardir back to its ancestral home.
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Hello!

In Dire Straits (PG-13) is a semi-realistic, open plot, multi-species/wolf focused RPG with some fantasy elements. Since 2005, our close-knit community of artists and writers have been weaving stories together without pause. Horror, heartache, love, humor, sorrow, hope— you'll find it all, and we're always eager for more authors to pen their adventures through our world.

As a community that values member contribution and creativity, we encourage world development and new concepts. Do you want to make your own pack? Do you have a new idea for a neutral territory? Pitch it to us! Make your own mark! The world is different because you're here!

We have no post length requirements, and activity is only monitored on an individual pack basis. Overall we have a lenient outlook that allows members to RP at their own pace. We're here to RP colorful wolves, and we try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Open the first page of your first story. It'll be a good one.

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Click here for more information about our playable world

Long ago, amidst an environmental catastrophe, wolves, sabres, lions, foxes, and dogs sent scouts to find a new home for their people. They discovered an ice bridge, and across the bridge was the Dire Strait, separating two pristine land masses. They forced the native inhabitants-- massive Fringe Dire Wolves and bizarre Hellbeasts-- to bend or perish. Humans came, fell, and deserted their ruins, leaving only pieces of their cultures behind. When the bridge melted, the animals remained, and over time this distant history was forgotten.

Our first chapter begins now, many years later. The strait's descendants rise up to claim the world as theirs, submerging themselves into a torrent of conflict and uncertainty. Their stories have different motivations—to love, to fight, to thrive, to build, to learn, to rule—but one instinct drives them above all: to survive.

IDS exists in a deliberately ambiguous era, comprised of an oddball mixture between the ice age, the bronze age, and the dark age. An unstable climate causes rapid and dramatic geological shifts, allowing both flexible terrain as well as entirely invented species (plant and animal), but the physics and underlying science should be familiar. Beyond the Fringe and over the Chasm exists only an uncharted, mysterious and foreign realm said to give birth to an impossible array of beasts and monsters... some truly beyond the imagination. It's safer to stay on this side.

We do not restrict character colors or markings, and all animals existing past 10,000 BC are available for creation— with some extra, forum created species. It's a big, strange world, ripe for exploring.

Click here for more information about our staff and what they do
Hover over the icons to see their names, or click on them to go to their profiles.


Host Administrator
Host Administrator, Brent


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Guardian, Arkyls Guardian, Kay Guardian, Puffin Guardian, River Guardian, Scratch Guardian, ShortyHooz Guardian, Uri


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Admin Assistant, Witch Admin Assistant, Adiemus


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Tech Assistant, Uri


Reach Organizers
Reach Organizer, Scratch Reach Organizer, Vana


Character Directory Organizers
Character Directory Organizer, Gothy Character Directory Organizer, Blackrabbit Character Directory Organizer, Frost Character Directory Organizer, Kiri Character Directory Organizer, Nova Character Directory Organizer, Eclipse


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Advertiser Extraordinaire, Witch Advertiser Extraordinaire, Vixxie
Tír na nÓg is a gentle land of rolling hills and small forests inspired by the countryside of Ireland, and is named for the Celtic land of the fairies. With glowing waters, rainbow flora and fauna, and crystal springs that flow out of the trunks of great trees, it is easy to see why this is a magical place. Eltinoa, omnivorous creatures that closely resemble deer or horses, call this place home. These are a tribal, shamanic people, deeply tied to the land. While still governed by the Faerie Queen and her court, ever shifting independent bands take the stage in an ever-shifting play of power. Join the dance of the faeries of Tír na nÓg, and see what dream you will weave.
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